Re: Fustrated w/ my dr
Silly doctor. Please repeat after me: "I don't know much about breastfeeding, how extended nursing might impact depression, or whether or not it's safe to take antidepressants and nurse at the same time. I suggest you contact a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC, so that you can talk to a real professional."
Sometimes docs fall victim to that most human of impulses: the desire to appear wiser or more knowledgeable than we really are. Sometimes you get good advice when someone pulls an answer out of thin air. In this case, you didn't. You can nurse while using antidepressants. There's no reason to stop nursing at 6 months. And weaning now- how exactly would that help you? You'd still be mothering the same challenging little toddler, only you'd be doing it without one of your most reliable tools! How would that improve your depression issues?
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"